Scientists identify the protein 'signature' of Alzheimer's
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Scientists identify the protein ‘signature’ of Alzheimer’s

A new study has found a unique set of proteins that distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other neurodegenerative conditions and healthy brains. This provides clues about the causes of the condition and could inspire new treatments. Share on PinterestA new study may have uncovered fresh clues about the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease involves a […]

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute first in the world to open hippocampal blood brain barrier in Alzheimer's patients
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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute first in the world to open hippocampal blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s patients

New study published in PNAS with Weill Cornell validates successful use of focused ultrasound to treat six patients Posted on 4/14/2020 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute today announced a new study published in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical Center that demonstrates the successful opening of the blood brain barrier in the […]

Brain Plaques Signal Alzheimer's Even Before Other Symptoms Emerge: Study | Health News
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Brain Plaques Signal Alzheimer’s Even Before Other Symptoms Emerge: Study | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, April 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even before symptoms develop, the brains of people with early Alzheimer’s disease have high levels of amyloid protein plaques, a new study reveals. Those levels in older adults with no dementia symptoms are associated with a family history of disease, lower scores […]

How to Ease Loved Ones With Alzheimer's Through the Pandemic | Health News
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How to Ease Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s Through the Pandemic | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic is throwing Americans’ daily lives into disarray, and such disruptions are especially hard on people with Alzheimer’s disease. Changes in daily routines can trigger anxiety, confusion, agitation and/or discomfort for people with Alzheimer’s, but there are a number of […]

Resolving inflammation: Could it prevent memory loss in Down syndrome and Alzheimer's?
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Resolving inflammation: Could it prevent memory loss in Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s?

Individuals with Down syndrome are at a much greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, with inflammation of the brain starting early in life and the risk of Alzheimer’s reaching nearly 80% by the age of 60. The root cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown. However, its frequency in patients with Down syndrome suggests that targeting […]

What causes Alzheimer's? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests
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What causes Alzheimer’s? Not toxic amyloid, new study suggests

Many researchers have argued that the accumulation of toxic beta-amyloid in the brain causes Alzheimer’s. However, a new study offers some evidence contradicting this sequence. Share on PinterestNew research is questioning the predominant hypothesis that a buildup of beta-amyloid causes Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5.5 million people in the United States and millions […]

U.S. Primary Care Docs Unprepared for Surge in Alzheimer's Cases | Health News
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U.S. Primary Care Docs Unprepared for Surge in Alzheimer’s Cases | Health News

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. primary care doctors worry they aren’t ready to care for the growing ranks of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, a new report suggests. In a Alzheimer’s Association survey, half of primary care doctors said the U.S. medical profession is unprepared for the […]

How flickering light can help fight Alzheimer’s
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How flickering light can help fight Alzheimer’s

Using mice, scientists have gained a better understanding of the therapeutic benefits of flickering light exposure for Alzheimer’s disease. Share on PinterestNew research in mice suggests that future Alzheimer’s therapies might involve flickering lights. A team of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta has discovered some reasons why lights flickering at 40 […]